Skip to main content alibris logo

When Formality Works: Authority and Abstraction in Law and Organizations

by

Write The First Customer Review
When Formality Works: Authority and Abstraction in Law and Organizations - Stinchcombe, Arthur L
Filter Results
Shipping
Item Condition
Seller Rating
Other Options
Change Currency

In this innovative exploration of the concept of formality, or governing by abstraction, Arthur Stinchcombe breathes new life into an idea that scholars have all but ignored in recent years. We have come to assume that governing our social activities by advance planning--by creating abstract descriptions of what ought to happen and adjusting these descriptions as situations change--is not as efficient and responsive as dealing directly with the real substance of the situation at hand. Stinchcombe argues the opposite. When ...

loading
When Formality Works: Authority and Abstraction in Law and Organizations 2001, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226774961

Trade paperback

When Formality Works: Authority and Abstraction in Law and Organizations 2001, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226774954

Hardcover